Treating Retinol Disorders

Retinal disorders affect the tissues in the back of the eye that sends images to your brain. Some examples of retinal disorders are retinal detachment, macular pucker, macular hole and floaters. They can affect your vision and possibly lead to blindness.

Retinal Detachment

When the retina is pulled from its normal position inside the eye, retinal detachment occurs. There are a variety of retinal detachments:

  • Rhegmatogenous — A tear in the retina allows fluid to get under the retina and separate it. These are the most common type of retinal detachment.
  • Tractional — Scar tissue on the retina contracts and causes the retina to separate.
  • Exudative — Fluid leaks into the area underneath the retina, but there are no tears or breaks in the retina.

Retinal detachments are more likely to occur in people who are extremely nearsighted, who have had a retinal detachment in the other eye, who have a family history with the disorder or have had other eye diseases or disorders.

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